Are You A Citizen Or A Soldier?

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Are You A Citizen Or A Soldier?

‘Underground’

Sponsored by Underground on WGN America

During times of great injustice, we must choose to either stand by as citizens or rise up as soldiers. Think you would’ve been brave during a crucial moment in history? Put yourself in the shoes of these people who fought against oppression and answer honestly. Are you a citizen or a soldier?

Harriet Tubman

After reaching freedom in the North, Harriet Tubman returned to the South many times to guide more than 300 slaves to freedom.

Nelson Mandela

Subjected to a system of racial segregation, Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison for opposing apartheid before becoming the first black president of South Africa.

Claudette Colvin

Nine months before Rosa Parks made headlines, teenager Claudette Colvin refused to give up her seat on the bus. You may not know Colvin’s name because she was considered too young, “feisty” and controversial to be the face of the boycott.

Richard & Mildred Loving

As the plaintiffs in the landmark Supreme Court case Loving vs. Virginia, Richard and Mildred Loving helped make interracial marriage legal in the United States.

Sitting Bull

A key figure in the defeat of General Custer at the Battle of Little Bighorn, Sitting Bull is best remembered for uniting Native American tribes and resisting white domination.

Mary Bowser

As the slave of Confederate president Jefferson Davis, Mary Bowser used her insider knowledge to spy for the Union army.

Malala Yousafzai

A steadfast advocate of girls’ education and human rights, Malala survived an assassination attempt to become the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.

Elizabeth Hawkes

Living in Ohio in the 1850s, Elizabeth Hawkes eschewed a comfortable life to help escaped slaves reach freedom in the North.

Would you make the easier choice or fight for what you know is right? Tune in to Underground tonight at 10/9c on WGN America for a new season of fast-paced action and life-changing decisions.